Appearances (Revised)

Tomorrow (Aug. 6) from 2-3 at Town Hall in Eastham Mass. (sponsored by Eastham Public library and Where the Sidewalk Ends bookstore):  Spencer Quinn, talking, signing. All new material! Or some new material! A smidgen! Maybe!

Welcome Cody.

And here’s Cody:

Hi Chet, My name is Cody, Love your books!


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89 Responses to “Appearances (Revised)”

  1. Tupper and Gilly
    8:46 am on August 5th, 2013

    Good morning all.
    First – how’s that for a first?

  2. O'Howlers
    8:47 am on August 5th, 2013

    Good Morning! Welcome Cody, but we can’t see your picture.
    Mom says we are officially in Almost-Vacation mode. We think that means No More On Call Middle Of The Night Work. HURRAY!

  3. Herd of Hounds
    8:49 am on August 5th, 2013

    Gooood morning, everyone! HOH read post wrong and thought OFA would be “singing” not signing 🙁 Thought he had another talent.

    And, in honor of Lefty and Pancho, have a mischievous Monday 🙂

  4. B. Stover
    8:51 am on August 5th, 2013

    I wonder if the sidewalk really ends at the bookstore. Have a good time Spence.

    Good morning all.

  5. Rose
    9:22 am on August 5th, 2013

    Is FOC Cody disguised as Miss Ellie?

  6. Herd of Hounds
    9:49 am on August 5th, 2013

    Thanks for showing Cody’s foto. Thought there might be a shyness issue 🙂

  7. Barb & Maggie
    9:52 am on August 5th, 2013

    Good morning all. Love the picture of Cody.

    Rain will be starting soon. Barb is going to take me next door for a play date first. Fred needs the exercise. He needs a two mile jog every day but sadly he doesn’t get it. Dad wanted the Lab, but says he is too tired to walk/run when he gets home from work. Mom has a 3 yr old and 5 yr old, so finds it impossible to walk him during the day. So therefore….Fred does bad things.

  8. dawson
    9:55 am on August 5th, 2013

    Hi Rose!

    BStover: I wonder, too, if the sidewalk ends at the bookstore.

    O’Howlers: Hooray for no more middle-of-the-night-on-call work. I don’t think I could do that. I’d probably mumble “no” into the phone and go back to sleep. I’m getting sleepy just thinking about that kind of work.

    I was up at 6 this morning because Dad’s nurse is starting her training period for when I leave. She has another client at 7 – 12 is why she was here so early to give Dad his morning eyedrops. I thought he would roll over and go back to sleep and I would do the same but he decided to get up. I see a nap in my future.

    Turtleman did the scheduling. He gets up at 4 for some unknown (to me) reason. I do not think there is any reason on earth good enough to get up at four. I may have to take over scheduling.

  9. O'Howlers
    9:59 am on August 5th, 2013

    Hi Cody!

  10. B. Stover
    10:08 am on August 5th, 2013

    Dawson: I think you should take over scheduling.

  11. Melanie
    10:39 am on August 5th, 2013

    FOUR AM? Yikes

    Cody is a Cutie

    Barb and MagPie are becoming the Neighborhood Dog Trainers! Good for youse guys.

    Today is a Magnificent Monday . .

    O’Howlers, do NOT wake up your mom in the middle of the night. She needs rest.

    I have done my walk, cleaned the kitchen and now waiting for a phone call that’s “supposed” to be around noon. We shall see.

    BTW, Bernie sings in the shower . . just saying.

  12. Herd of Hounds
    10:51 am on August 5th, 2013

    4 AM is on mom’s “DO NOT DO” list, in fact, she’s now even fond of 7 now that she doesn’t have to get up for work.

  13. dawson
    10:56 am on August 5th, 2013

    Dad eyedrops are supposed to be administered 12 hours apart. The nurse we have can come over each evening on her way home from work at 9:30 ish. She has that other morning client so she can’t come at 9:30 ish in the morning. The new schedule will be the morning drops can be given when she is done with her morning client (some time between 9 and no later than 12.) Yes. No more 6 o clock.
    This is my fault for telling Turtleman that he should schedule the nurse because he is the one who will be in charge when I leave. (sigh). Kathryn, the nurse, will be pleased.

  14. Melanie
    10:58 am on August 5th, 2013

    It’s always something with scheduling, Dawson. No matter how you try to make it right? Humans are involved.

  15. Rose
    11:15 am on August 5th, 2013

    Hi Dawson!

    And welcome, Cody! You are a nice looking doggie!

  16. Staff
    12:06 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Hey Rose is back. Yes hi Rose.

    Hi Dawson, Hi T&G, Hi HOH, Hi B&M, Hi Queen B.,Hi Melanie, Hi O’Howlers…yawn. I might have to take a nap today.

  17. Princess Sam
    12:37 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Rose is back!

  18. Belle Starr
    12:43 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Shhh. (Whispering) I get to go to work with my very, most special, best friend today. I am acting like I belong and so far no one has said anything about Wose’s new assistant—moi. My first order of business for today is to bedazzle her stapler. The tape dispenser is next.

  19. Tupper and Gilly
    12:55 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Ahem…..may we have your attention please.

    It is our honor to have a celebrity as our friend. Independent film maker and author, she is now an internet sensation with her latest film garnering over 26 thousand hits, and climbing by the hour. Fresh from her radio interview with the largest broadcasting station in Canada, she has agreed to say a few words to this here blog.

    Please join me in welcoming the next Sundance film award winner….
    Melanie Montague Carpenter!
    clap clap clap clap!

  20. Melanie
    12:56 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Thank you, thank you very much . .

    Talk about a bolt out of the blue! Some one commented on the latest video saying he was from CNC and was interested in the dog pool. This made sense to me because there is a Newfoundland club that has those initials. I wrote back – thinking he was a Newfoundland person – on the hows and whys of the pool.

    He was a Newfoundlander as in from Canada! Like Awesome Dawson! He wanted to do a human interest story on the dog pool. This would be for their morning radio show.

    I didn’t say anything because I did not know if it was going to happen. I went through two pre-interview phone calls, and they decided I was on the up and up, and crazy enough to interview.

    I have now been taped. (6 minutes) Will be on tomorrow morning Newfoundland time. I will put up the link tomorrow!

  21. O'Howlers
    1:04 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Oh, Melanie! Can we get your pawprint?
    And, by the way, we don’t wake Mom up in the middle of the night. She has been waking us up (especially poor Kat, who likes to sleep on the office bed)!

  22. Tenzing
    1:04 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Clap, clap, clap! We can say we knew Melanie before she was famous. Woo and hoo!

  23. Siber-H
    1:05 pm on August 5th, 2013

    We are clapping for you Melanie! This is exciting and we are looking forward to the link tomorrow.

    Have Fun, Spence!

  24. B. Stover
    1:28 pm on August 5th, 2013

    That is wonderful Melanie!

  25. Herd of Hounds
    1:30 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Wowser and howl…our very own second celeb! You go girl 🙂

  26. Rose
    1:57 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Hi Everyone!

    Wow, Melanie you’re a star!!!

  27. Melanie
    1:58 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Pawprints ts are available!

    Adrenaline rush over. Time for a nap.

  28. Rose
    2:02 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Belle Starr has done an excellent job of bedazzling my desk supplies. My department is moving to another building next. Is it okay if Belle Starr stays over. She can feung shui may new cubicle.

    Tenzing: You look very cute sleeping on your Lady’s side of the bed.

    Pancho & Lefty: I’m still deciding…..

  29. Herd of Hounds
    2:05 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Oops, our bad…Melanie is celeb #3. T&G’s Mama was on WGBH so that makes her #2. Hey Melanie, 3 is a good number, isn’t it?

  30. Tupper and Gilly
    2:12 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Aw shucks – Mama says she isn’t nearly so famous as Melanie. The Storyteller, now that’s another story for another time, maybe.

  31. Wookie's Dad
    3:06 pm on August 5th, 2013

    There is a radio show in Australia called “Brush With Fame”, where callers can call in and recount their close encounters with someone famous. I guess for all of us Melanie is now our “Brush with Fame” moment. Although I suspect the Pack gets the nod for supporting cast as well.

  32. Melanie
    3:47 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Thanks all. Now we’ll just have to how good of a job I did.

    I have now taken cuttings from the ancient sugar maple tree. We will see if the grow. I hate to lose this tree, but it needs to go before it falls on someone. 🙁

    Here’s our harvest for the day. Our growing season is completely messed up.

  33. Barb & Maggie
    4:03 pm on August 5th, 2013

    We are looking forward to hearing the interview tomorrow. We are lucky to get to hob nob with the rich and the famous!

  34. Herd of Hounds
    4:31 pm on August 5th, 2013

    What rarified company we hang with. An internationally famous author, a personallity intervieved on WGBH and now we go international again to Canadian Radio! Some slick folks!

  35. Melanie
    4:35 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Riö and Bella, please check SDD.

  36. Princess Sam
    4:38 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Our Internet Literary Group rocks!

  37. Melanie
    5:50 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Any one know what this tee shirt from Signals means?
    “dam ewe otter corked”

  38. Tupper and Gilly
    5:56 pm on August 5th, 2013

    We think it means that someone at Signals is dyslexic.

  39. Melanie
    6:00 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Laughing at the dinner table!

  40. Staff
    6:12 pm on August 5th, 2013

    I’ve got the dam ewe figured out but I can’t decide why anyone would want to cork an otter.

  41. Melanie
    6:23 pm on August 5th, 2013

    I agree, Staff.

    I read the dyslexic language, but I’ve NEVER have been able to do phonetics.

    YSAS says he is fluent in two languages: American English and Dyslexian.

    They are two different languages . . snicker

  42. B. Stover
    6:31 pm on August 5th, 2013

    It probably means “Damn you autocorrect.”

  43. Melanie
    6:35 pm on August 5th, 2013

    THAT’S IT!

    Both Zoë and I thank you..

  44. B. Stover
    6:54 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Melanie: LOL! But you and Zoe are welcome. (How many times have I damned autocorrect….)

  45. Belle Starr
    6:56 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Wose: My Leggeds say I get to stay with you, you, you for as long as you need me. Have sparkles, will travel.

  46. dawson
    7:15 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Melanie is going to be on Newfoundland Radio! That is
    sooo very cool. I knew you when you were just the daughter of a famous author father and River Bear Newfoundland breeder mother, and mother of YSAS (first s for starving – not successful) and OTAS (when he had no better half and no land), although even back then you had the blog and were an extraordinary photographer. Once you got that video camera, though, that’s when it started. You never looked back. Congratulations Melanie.
    Hey! I wonder if those 2 legged Newfies saw “Jowls”.

    BStover: Good job getting that auto correct saying. I was stumped.

  47. Tupper and Gilly
    7:54 pm on August 5th, 2013

    We did get the auto correct thing – we thought Melanie was posting a riddle.

    Dawson – that was a wonderful summary of the pre- celebrity Melanie.

    And now – back to the work table once again.

  48. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:59 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Pooped!….Someone here is all pooped out from the damned-busy-place….grunt!….Immediately after she got home her mother reminded her that she needed to make a big pasta salad for the neighborhood get together tomorrow night….sniff! ….Not what she was in the mood for at all. Plus, while she was making pasta salad her mother decided she needed to make the fixin’s for tacos…wheeze!….There is not enough room for both of them in that little kitchen especially when Beau and I have to be in there too. Right in the middle watching everything, hoping for something to drop….heh!heh!

  49. SnowBella
    7:59 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Golinka: I hope you’re able to gnaw through the restraints and out run the guards for the ocassional snack and bathroom break. Wheeze!

  50. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:00 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Melanie!….Wow!….Anyone who can do well in an interview is top-dawg in my book….chuffle!

  51. Tenzing
    8:05 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Rio: If nothing drops to the floor, order a pizza from your little Go-Phone. No floor buffet is an emergency situation in my book. Hey, you have a book for interviews and I have a book for emergency situations—how about that?

  52. Herd of Hounds
    8:05 pm on August 5th, 2013

    We are speechless 🙂

  53. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:09 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Interviews!…I do? I do not remember a book on interviews and I really don’t remember one with Melanie in it…heh!…There was one close call when I thought her and her mother were going to collided sending all the hamburger to the floor…sniff!….But they somehow avoided that fortunate situation….grunt!

  54. Wose
    8:10 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Belle Starr’s Two-leggeds: it has taken me a long time to feel better. Poor Mama Luna’s shoulder is damp from all the crying I have done on it. Even giving tummies to Belle Starr did not help. Thanks for letting her stay…I can’t wait to see what Belle Starr will do to my new cubicle.

  55. Wose
    8:12 pm on August 5th, 2013

    RIO! I am watching the Yankee/White sox game, so I can see Alex Rodriguez’s first at bat do you or Beau have any opinions?

  56. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:14 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Rose!…I thought Alex was suspended for life or at least till 2015…grunt!

  57. Wose
    8:18 pm on August 5th, 2013

    RIO! He is appealing his suspension, so he can play until the appeal decision is made.

  58. Luna
    8:18 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Wose: I wish you didn’t need or want to cry, but you go ahead and cry all you want. My mama may have mentioned that I’m part fish so water doesn’t bother me. Say the word and all the Smoochers can be deployed to you, you, you. Belle Starr is a little upset that you don’t have your own scratching post in your new cubicle like Rio’s friend. She says she’d be willing to write a strongly worded letter to management on your behalf.

  59. dawson
    8:19 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Snowbella: You have got to stop hanging around that evil pug so much. You’re already wheezing and it’s only a matter of time before you start passing bad gas.

  60. Wose
    8:21 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Luna: I would love a scratching post in my cubicle. Belle Starr can address the letter to Ann Roberts, my boss.

  61. SnowBella
    8:23 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Dawson: Snort!

  62. Luna
    8:25 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Dawson: I’ve tried explaining guilt, or in this case gas, by association, but you know two-leggeds at her age never listen. What can you do? I know she has a soft spot for Rio, but how can you resist a flat-headed, golden-hearted, curly tailed, wheezing, sneezing and snorting evil pug?

  63. Barb & Maggie
    8:29 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Thank you, that was driving Barb crazy. We got the dam you, but then we were stumped. We thought it was either auto or other, but could not get the correct. Probably never would have!

    Watching Major Crimes.

    Rio’s Breaking Bad made the national news tonight. That show is popular!

  64. Herd of Hounds
    8:30 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Dawson, is there such a thing as good gas (snort, pfffft)?

  65. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:30 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Rose!….In that case I have no opinion!…stomp!

  66. Luna
    8:31 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Of course, all of us at this here kennel, have a soft spot for each and everyone of youse.

  67. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:32 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Rose!….You are very brave mentioning your bosses name on this here blog…snort!….Tell me you made that name up…sniff!

  68. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:33 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Gas!…Stop talking about Gas!…sniff!…It just makes me hafta do something that will get me kicked off the chair with my friend…snort!

  69. Tupper and Gilly
    8:44 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Rose – a long time ago, Mama’s mama was very suck in bed for months. They had a Bearded Collie at that time. While she loved everyone, during that time she became the official crying towel for Mama’s mama. They lived through all that together, and that puppy was hers forever.
    And they shared cookies each and every day. That was the best medicine.

    Melanie – how many hits now?

  70. Princess Sam
    9:02 pm on August 5th, 2013

    A-Rod came up to bat and got booed big time.

  71. dawson
    9:06 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Luna: I can see your 2 legged is heels over head about the pug. Lost cause.

    HOH: Good gas? I think when you are in a store and “accidentally” let one rip but luckily no one is around and you make it around the corner without seeing a soul. That’s good gas. I’m sure there are more examples but I don’t want to get the pug thrown off his lap.

  72. Herd of Hounds
    9:14 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Bad gas is Emma P on the bed at night. (Phew! 🙁 )

  73. dawson
    9:14 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Melanie’s pool opening 2013 video has 25,525 views!!!!
    That’s a whole lot of Newfies.

  74. dawson
    9:22 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Melanie: That is an excellent video, sniff.

  75. Tenzing
    9:25 pm on August 5th, 2013

    I’ve been kicked off the ol’ lap before for all of the right reasons. Slim Jims can do a number on a guy.

    Dawson: At the risk of embarassing myself, I’m ears over tail for you. You’ve got a great smile and you let me win at cards once in a while.

  76. Dima
    9:32 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Hey Guys!
    I just got home from my Big Birthday Night at the Liberty Tap Room. Rio, I even had WINGS,
    Am I living the life or what? !!!
    TTFN (The beer made me sleepy).

  77. Tenzing
    9:35 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Dima: Happy birthday!

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:49 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Dima!….Looks a little stoned…heh!snort!heh!…Those were some good hot-wings!..chorkle!

  79. Herd of Hounds
    9:54 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Dima: Whoo hoo, yodel, howl, BARK. Whoo hoo, yodel howl,BARK. Sleep tight.
    And from the HOH, nighty night. Looking forward to tomorrow’s interview 🙂

  80. Melanie
    9:59 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Happy Birthday to Dima!

    Sounds like you had an excellent birthday dinner.

    Hi Rose!

    Thanks again to everyone. I can’t wait to hear it tomorrow and see if I made any sense.

    I was going to say some other things, but I can’t keep my eyes open . .


  81. Tenzing
    10:04 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Say g’night, Melanie. You have a big day tomorrow.

  82. Barb & Maggie
    10:08 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Happy Birthday Dima. Have a fun night.

    Glad to see you back on the blog, Rose. Hope you are tip top.

    Nighty noodles!

  83. dawson
    10:12 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Happy Birthday Dima! You’re looking good.

    Tenzing: I feel exactly the same way about you.

    rWose: I just made a fresh batch of cookies for Dad. I know he wouldn’t mind sharing with someone like you who has the blues. So snuggle under your beautiful quilt and share a plate of cookies and some loving with the Smoochers.

    T&G: I hope you let your mama out of the clay room to catch some sleep.

    Good night to everyone ‘cept you know who. Hi Liz!

  84. Staff
    10:51 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Dima! What a great day you had. I am sure someone tan and flat headed is JEALOUS.

    I see you got around at the party…snicker

  85. Tenzing
    10:52 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Dawson: If it weren’t for all this fur, I’d be blushing.

    Rio: Check your SDD.

    My Lady is heading out to do chores so she can be back inside by the time the Giant usually calls. Those calls make her day. I can tell. There is a fair bit of swooning.

  86. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:54 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Staff!…snort!…That photo is funny!…heh!

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:21 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Rebecca!…Burp! Right back at cha’…snort!

    Chores!…How many guys does Rebecca feed at least 3 times a day anyways?…sniff!…I sure hope she locks and loads tonight before she goes to bed…grunt!

  88. SnowBella
    11:54 pm on August 5th, 2013

    Locked, loaded and going to bed early.

    Good night to all youse including our famous filmmaker.

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